Clarity First Newsletter, October 26, 2018

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct . . . ” – Carl Jung

Dieter Rams’ ten principles for good design

In the late 1970’s designer Dieter Rams stopped to question how he defined “good” design. His answer has become a manifesto for conscientious designers ever since.

Clarity First Newsletter, March 9, 2018

“When a system is far from equilibrium, small islands of coherence have the capacity to shift the entire system”. – Ilya Prigogine

Clarity First Newsletter February 23, 2018

“Both artists and entrepreneurs function as our society’s scouts, forerunners who are sensitive to changing conditions, on the lookout for broader perspectives and new opportunities, who report back to the rest of us about the emerging landscape ahead.” – Yo-Yo Ma

Clarity First Newsletter, February 16, 2018

“Graphic design will save the world, right after rock and roll does.” – David Carson

Clarity First Newsletter November 10, 2017

“For every ‘yes’ on something, you’ll get 25 ‘no’s’. But it’s crazy how much that ‘yes’ will give you hope.” – Andre Agassi

Clarity First Newsletter, October 20, 2017

“So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes.” — Sarah Jessica Parker

Clarity First Newsletter, September 15, 2017

“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.” – Edgar Mitchel, Apollo 14 astronaut

Mixing research methods for a fuller picture

Researchers are learning that they get more insight when they mix Qualitative and Quantitative research.

Play cards. Learn the principles of typography

Type matters. Learn the basics of type design while you play cards.